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Comedy Central
Apr 15, 2013 9:00am PDT
that in no way puts the united states senate in terrible, terrible company. >> it was overwhelmingly approved 154-3 with iran, north korea why and syria voting against it. >> jon: there you have it. thank you united states senate, we have literally become one of our own worst enemies. we'll we'll be right back [cheers and applause] >> jon: welcome back. from here in the united states, we're having reservations about not selling arms to rogue regimes. after all, what is the worst that could happen? >> the world watches north korea yet again. it's believed they are preparing for the test launch of a missile after weeks of threats towards their neighbors. >> the missile's range sup to 2400 -- up to 2400 miles so it could reach as far as guam. >> jon: not guam that's where this country's chewing guam comes from. [ laughter ] i might be thinking of a different place. [ laughter ] bubbalicious land. [ laughter ] north korea gentleman a fairly small, sparsely populated, not oil having country. many students of international relations may ask themselves why do they get away with this (bleep)
MSNBC
Apr 11, 2013 4:00pm PDT
among the culture in the united states senate where you have a johnny isaacson, a bob corker. >> they say let's vote. >> we're legislators. we're going to be conservative legislators but we're legislators. then you have a new strain of the republican party, this new crowd that's gotten in there that says, no, you know what, government gets too big when it does anything. whatever. legislating is bad, period. >> don't even debate. >> yes. >> it looks to me like the 29, following up on your thought, a lot of these people like mitch mcconnell aren't born right wingers. howard was sit in that chair yesterday, howard fineman. he said all this thing going on with kentucky, whatever's going on, the taping of that meeting and everything was mitch mcconnell coming out screaming bring in the fbi because he wanted to show he was a real right winger and mad at the left. >> he was tough. it has united conservatives around him. conservatives, the enemy of my enemy is my ally. this is survival. the fact of the matter is, chris, he saw what happened. his own guy got -- didn't lose to rand paul, got cr
Current
Apr 18, 2013 3:00am PDT
united states senators don't give a rat's ass about it. hate to start with that downer but that's the way it is here on the "full court press" this morning. that's mainly what we're going to be talking about and taking your calls about here on this thursday morning. coming to you live from our nation's capital, just down the street from the scene of that cowardly vote yesterday. and take your calls at 1-866-55-press. looking forward to hearing from you and hearing your outrage on twitter at bpshow and on facebook, be our friend on facebook and tell us where the hell we go from here at facebook.com/billpressshow. man, lots to talk about this morning. we're all here. with peter ogborn and dan henning. >> yes sir. >> good morning. >> bill: we come in even on bad days. alichia cruz is here to take your calls. burn up the phone lines this morning. cyprian bowlding will keep us look calm, cool and collected on the video cam. there's news on a lot of different fronts this morning. actually you probably heard overnight. a massive explosion at a fertilizer plant. they're saying this is the sam
CNN
Apr 17, 2013 9:00am PDT
viewers here in the united states and around the world. we're watching some potentially significant developments in washington. yesterday we learned that a suspicious envelope did reach the office of a united states senator, senator wicker of mississippi. an envelope that was tested not once, not twice but three times and so far proven to be positive for ricin. but authorities say they need more testing. they're sending that letter to maryland where the u.s. government does these kinds of tests for suspicious letters. a lot of nerves frayed as a result of this letter. and now a second letter they have stopped. a suspicious letter similar to the letter sent to senator roger wicker of mississippi addressed to the president of the united states. that letter is now being investigated as well. at the same time we've heard of these evacuations and the freezes, if you will, from various senate office buildings. all of this happening in the aftermath of the boston marathon bombings. so nerves are frayed right now. everyone is on edge as the president of the united states gets ready to come to boston tomorrow to participate in an interfaith memorial service. let's go to the white house, brianna keilar is standing by. bria
KICU
Apr 17, 2013 7:00pm PDT
in the united states senate decided it wasn't worth it. they blocked common sense reforms even while these families looked on from the senate gallery. >> it vowed they would do everything they can to protect americans without congress. he says the 20 children demand it. >> at&t is offered a $250,000 reward for information on what investigators say appears to be a, quote, coridated sabotage in the south bay. >> it happened in the pre dawn hours near the substation south of san jose. authorities said someone went down manholes and cut two definitely sections of a fiber optic line and used a rifle to shoot at the substation. >> data went down, and cameras, surveillance cameras, and then about ten or 15 minutes after that, was the shooting up of the power plant. >> the outage impacted the local 911 emergency lines but there were no reported problems. they say it will take weeks before the substation will be repaired. >> a 22-year-old woman is recovering from surgery. this happened at the home on smally avenue near western. they believe the shots came from the front porch leaving bu
Current
Apr 17, 2013 3:00pm PDT
. sglefrjts the united states senate let down an awful lot of people including the newtown families. i don't know how anybody who looked into the eye, could have voted the way they did today. >> michael: vice president joe biden summing up the failure of the senate to pass the manchin toomey gun legislation. six more votes were needed to overcome a filibuster. these four voted against it. minutes after the vote the progressive change campaign committee announced it will run ads against senator. harry reid supported the measure, but voted against it. that allows him to bring it up again for a vote. president obama put the blame squarely at the feet of senate republicans. >> obama: families that know unspeakable grief summoned the courage to petition their elected leaders, not just to honor the memory of their children, but to protect the lives of all of our children. a few minutes ago, a minority in the united states senate decided it wasn't worth it. >> michael: the amendment's odds looked so dim that joe manchin took to the senate floor this morning to make background a national se
PBS
Apr 17, 2013 5:30pm PDT
floor of the united states senate for a vote, and they're all going to lose. why? because they're not the solution to the problem we all face. >> on this vote the yeas are 54, the nays are 46. >> reporter: in the end, as vice president biden presided, the background check amendment failed to clear the 60-vote threshold needed to pass. the concealed firearm measure and the ban on assault weapons. also failed. but late in the day, senate democrats-- joined by family members of victims of gun violence-- pledged to keep up the fight. >> i want everyone to understand this is just the beginning not the end. the forces so obsessed with defeating any commonsense reforms whatsoever, they lost site of big picture. >> reporter: and president obama spoke minutes later from the white house rose garden. >> no single piece of legislation can stop ever act of violence and evil. we learned that tragically just two days ago. but if action by congress could have saved one person, one child, a few hundred, a few thousand, if it could have prevented those people from losing their lives to gun violence
CSPAN
Apr 14, 2013 8:00pm EDT
. >> this is a united states senate youth program sponsored by a famous magazine and newspaper company. what has been the most exciting thing for you? >> yesterday, meeting president obama. when he walked into the room, the energy and excitement and his power was palpable. you could feel it and see it and everyone's eyes. we were worried we would pass out. was amazing. >> what about you? >> president obama is hard to talk. -- top. also, some of the senators we saw. they were fantastic. obama was definitely number 1. >> one more question of you two and we will go to some of the rest. how were you picked to come here? >> from your state, you would start out about a base -- with a basic essay. you fill out an application process, your credentials, resonate, and letters -- resume, and letters. then they deliver it and pick winners. >> my application required a series of essays, teacher recommendations, and an interview in the capital. then they made the selection in early november. >> there is another question you have to give a speech to all these folks at your closing banquet. why are yo
MSNBC
Apr 17, 2013 7:00pm PDT
the floor of the united states senate and tonight lobbyists from the nra have made it harder for the fbi to find the murderer who planted the bombs here in boston. >> the investigation into monday's bombing in boston intensifies. >> there's a lot of information flying around right now. >> we've heard conflicting information. >> various media accounts right now as to whether or not someone is in custody. >> a suspect is about to be arre arrested. >> i have just been told that an arrest has been made. >> we are not comfortable reporting that. >> several law enforcement officers have told us that hasn't happened. >> on the record, there's been no arrests in the boston bombings case. >> here is what we actually know. >> investigators have identified solid leads from video evidence. >> investigators have obtained video. >> surveillance video specifically from a department store. >> the person placing a black bag down near the scene of the blast. >> at the same time, they are piecing together the bomb parts. >> it's a very promising lead. >> tracking where they were purchased. >> the inves
CSPAN
Apr 11, 2013 12:00pm EDT
united states government or the american people. that report from senator coons couldn't have been more timely and more accurate as far as i'm concerned. i can tell you american companies are eager to get into the african market. they should be. but they often face a private finance system that's stuck thinking about africa through the prism of the past. wars, famines, strong men dictators. i have met with these company leaders, large and small companies alike, and they tell me the same thing -- the u.s. doesn't have a coordinated strategy for africa. others do. china and others are gaining a foothold in africa at the expense of our workers. yesterday, the ambassador from algeria came to see me. it's a country that has a fascinating background, colonized like most of the countries in africa, and went through a stormy period of independence in the 1960's and has french roots. the ambassador said we pride ourselves, we believe we speak better french than the people living in france. that's their past. and i asked him about their future and i said what is the presence of china in alge
CSPAN
Apr 11, 2013 9:00am EDT
of allegiance to the flag. i pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. the presiding officer: the clerk will read a communication to the senate. the clerk: washington, d.c., april 11, 2013. to the senate: under the provisions of rule 1, paragraph 3, of the standing rules of the senate, i hereby appoint the honorable bryan is the. schatz, a senator from the state of hawaii, to perform the duties of the chair. signed: patrick j. leahy, president pro tempore. mr. reid: following leader remarks, the senate will resume consideration of the gun legislation. the time between 9:30 and 1:00 - and 11:00 will be divided equally. if cloture isn't invoked, i would hope we could reach agreement to begin debate on the bill today. we have people waiting in the wings to offer amendments. the first amendment was negotiated for quite sometime by senator manchin and senator toomey and senator kirk. i've had calls from my republican colleagues indicating they have some amendments they want to offer. so let's get on the bill. let's not waste 30 hours. i hope that that in fact can happen so we can start legislating today. mr. president, life can chang
CNN
Apr 16, 2013 6:00pm EDT
precise, dana. tell our viewers here in the united states, and around the world, what you're learning. >> well, cnn has learned, wolf, that an envelope that was addressed and sent to a senate office was intercepted and tested positive for ricin poison. and i've learned that from congressional and law enforcement sources, myself and mike brooks, who actually got the first tip on this story. now, we don't know which senate office this was original hi sent to. but we do understand that this envelope was tested positive. and a first routine test, it was retested two more times, so it was tested three times all together. each time it came up positive. and that's according to a law enforcement source who said that afterward, it was sent to maryland on an offsite facility to do further testing. we should remind our viewers, after the anthrax scare back in 2001, in the fall of 2001, when a couple of senate offices received envelopes with anthrax in it, they changed the way that the mail is distributed on capitol hill, so they now begin for the most part in an offsite. so this was intercepted at an offsite mail facility, was not done -- did not make its way to the capitol. so this is the
CSPAN
Apr 11, 2013 8:00pm EDT
fulfilling our oath to faithfully discharge the duties of our office as united states senators. i consider myself a responsible gun owner but i am also someone who cherishes all of their constitutional rights. as a senator, a senator who has sworn an oath to hold those rights. as a father and a grandfather, is a former prosecutor who has seen the results of an violence first-hand. i had been working to build consensus of a round common sense solutions. i'm prepared to debate and vote on the measures before us to challenge other senators to do the same. do the same. stand up and be counted. stand up and be counted. the filibuster says you are not willing to take a stand. stand up and be counted. have the courage to stand up and be counted. and then let us work together to make america safer, all americans. mr. president i yield the floor and suggest the absence of a quorum. >> the clerk will call the roll. >> senator alexander. >> mr. president. >> the senator from texas. >> mr. president i would ask unanimous consent that the quorum call be rescinded. >> without objection. >> mr. president
CNN
Apr 17, 2013 2:00pm PDT
is coming here to the situation room. the president of the united states meanwhile is about to go into the white house rose garden to speak live. we'll have live coverage of that. he wants to speak on his deep disappointment on the u.s. senate failing to pass an aprefecture y abereave yated background check legislation. a major disappointment for him and a lot of other folks as well. we'll have live coverage of the president in the rose garden momentarily here in "the situation room." you're also looking at a live picture of the scene of the second bombing here in boston. investigators still covering every inch for evidence. stay with us. [ male announcer ] you could be at the corner of "medicare part d" and "up to 75% lower copays." as a preferred pharmacy, walgreens can save you as much as 75% compared to other select pharmacies. walgreens, at the corner of happy and healthy. [ male announcer ] just when you thought you had experienced performance a new ride comes along and changes everything. the 2013 lexus gs. this is the pursuit of perfection. >>> we're here in boston watching the fallout from the bombings at the boston marathon earlier this week. you're looking at a live picture of the second bombing that occurred there. we'l
MSNBC
Apr 18, 2013 11:00am PDT
when she was sworn in as a united states senator. >> what do you mean by that? >> if you're just going to represent your state, you don't need a human being. you can have a computer do it for you. the united states senate are part of the most deliberative body in the world. they're supposed to deliberate. that means balancing the state's interest with the national interest. that is what our politicians are supposed to do. and that requires wisdom. it's just a matter of taking a poll in your state, anybody can do that. we're supposed to be electing people who take things to a higher level and sometimes do go against the interest of their constituents if it's truly in their national interest. >> i want to read you part of the nra statement. this amendment would have criminalized certain private transfers of firearms between honest citizens, requiring live long friends, some family members to get federal government permission to exercise a fundamental right or face prosecution. as we have noted previously, expanding background checks at gun shows or elsewhere will not reduce violent
PBS
Apr 17, 2013 3:00pm PDT
shooting and increasingly to go hunting. members of the united states senate and congress own those firearms. paul ryan, for example, owns one of those and goes hunting with them. >> ifill: that one was a forgone concliewrkz as were the magazine clips, but the background checks not so much. >> our concern with the universal background checks is we think the problem we see is you have to fix the nix system. the first thing you need to do is fix the nix system which is why our industry is funding an initiate toif work at the grass-roots level to work with the states falling down on the jobs and not getting the background checks-- getting the information into the background check system. the system is only as good as the information that's in it, and background checks that are incompleted and accurate don't help anybody. having more of those background checks that are incomplete also doesn't help anybody. >> ifill: as far as you're concerned even though the president-- or harry reid said, this is round one-- both of them said it-- you think for the federal level this argument is over.
MSNBC
Apr 10, 2013 7:00pm PDT
united states senator emotionally struggling to find the words to express what it has meant to him to have the families from sandy hook elementary school in washington this week pushing for gun safety. >>> in the "rewrite" tonight, who was the most important cabinet member in history? i will suggest someone many of you may never have heard of, but she did more to change the way we live in this country than any other cabinet member. >>> and later, anthony weiner now seems to think if mark sanford can do it, he can do it. anthony weiner is back. c-max two. that's a super fuel- efficient hybrid for me. and a long range plug-in hybrid for you. now, let's review. introducing the ford c-max hybrid and the ford c-max energi plug-in hybrid. say hi to the c-max hybrids. challenge that with olay facial hair removal duos for fine or coarse hair. first a pre-treatment balm then the effective cream. for gentle hair removal at far less than salon prices. there's no place like home. plays a key role throughout our lives. one a day women's 50+ is a complete multivitamin designed for women's health co
MSNBC
Apr 10, 2013 10:00pm PDT
. >>> and a united states senator emotionally struggling to find the words to express what it has meant to him to have the families from sandy hook elementary school in washington this week pushing for gun safety. >>> in the "rewrite" tonight, who was the most important cabinet member in history? i will suggest someone many of you may never have heard of, but she did more to change the way we live in this country than any other cabinet member. >>> and later, anthony weiner now seems to think if mark sanford can do it, he can do it. anthony weiner is back. asional have constipation, diarrhea, gas, bloating? yes! one phillips' colon health probiotic cap each day helps defend against these digestive issues... with three strains of good bacteria. [ phillips' lady ] live the regular life. >>> last week, former congressman asa hutchinson released his report paid for by the nra who paid him an undisclosed sum, an answer i tried to get out of him on this show. his report about school safety according to the nra. it was a completely nonpolitical report, nothing political about it. he then tried to
FOX News
Apr 16, 2013 4:00pm PDT
, we're learning somebody mailed a letter tainted with poison to a united states senator. breaking details as fox reports live tonight, one day after the bombings in boston. upid loud pl. to prove it, we set up our call center right here... [ chirp ] all good? [ chirp ] getty up. seriously, this is really happening! [ cellphone rings ] hello? it's a giant helicopter ma'am. [ male announcer ] get it done [ chirp ] with the ultraugged ocera torque, only from sprint direct conct. buy one get four free for your business. can you start the day the way you want? can orencia (abatacept) help? [ woman ] i wanted to get up when i was ready, not my joints. [ female announcer ] could your "i want" become "i can"? talk to your rheumatolost. orencia reduces many ra symptoms like pain, morning stiffness and the progression of joint damage. it's helped new ra patients and those not helped enough by other treatments. do not take orencia with another biologic medicine for ra due to an increased risk of serious infection. serious side effects can occur inuding fatal infections. cas of lymphoma and l
Current
Apr 12, 2013 3:00am PDT
full court press. we are talking about an amazing vote yesterday in the united states senate, defied all of the nay sayers santa republicanssayers, santa republicans joining almost all of the democrats to open debate on the gun safety issue, which has been a prior to for president obama. only two democrats refused to go along. we will get to your call peter on the sorry media. >> on twitter @bpshow. jim wants to know if it's possible the gop senators want to get democrats' vote on the record as the anti-gun or anti-second amendment. >> that premise, that total question is based upon the wrong prem premises. they are not anti-gun. they are not anti-second amendment. just requiring a criminal being check so a criminal can't buy a gun is not anti-gun. get that through your damn thick head. anything else? >> keep tweet he is @bp show. >> let's jump to the phones here donald. this can't be right. baton rouge illinois. >> from baton rouge, louisiana. >> of course. >> that's where it is. it says illinois on my sheet here i'm sorry, donald. i knew that had to be wrong. >> from north baton ro
CSPAN
Apr 18, 2013 6:00am EDT
of the united states senate failed to reach 60 votes. i have not the word yet. i do not know what explanation is. but i know as they have said to me, we will be back. what i said to them is, it is not over. they said to me, it is not even close to over. i want to say thank you for their lesson in being resolute and resilient in the face of the law. it is a lesson for all of america here today. it is in this picture, which is worth 1000 words. we will see this caused through. it is not going away. they are not going away. the newtown families will be back. they will give a face and a voice to all of the victims of violence. the 3400 since their loss in december and the many who perished before them. i'm proud to stand with them today. we will make america safer. thank you. >> thank you senator reid and senator manchin for getting us through this day. it is a sad day and shameful day. it is a day when a republican filibuster stood in the way of 90% of americans. if we need any truer perversion of the the filibuster, we saw today. one mother said, nothing could hurt her now. she had
Current
Apr 17, 2013 4:00pm PDT
. they really blew it in the united states senate today. it's a shameful death. >> cenk: i don't even watch baseball any more. part of the answer is the nra. joe manchin had an a-rating from the nra. i was surprised he went this far. listen to what he said this morning. >> they're telling members that our legislation i quote criticize the private transfer of firearms by honest citizens. this bill does not even touch--it does not even touch it. >> that's just a lie. if they lose credibility they've lost everything in washington. >> cenk: but that's the part that amuses me. oh, really like if you lose credibility in washington you've lost everything? my guess is if you have the money you haven't lost a thing. and nra had credit ability? but they did burn bridges. they had a lot of people in their pocket, and manchin was one of them. >> don't you think the bridge hurts manchin more than the nra? i feel like the nra came out of here unscathed and it feels like we're worse off than aurora and newtown. there is no sense of hope. before it felt like if we got ourselves together we could do s
Comedy Central
Apr 19, 2013 9:00am PDT
united states senate could take something that has 86% support of all americans and an eight-vote majority in the senate itself as a no. that's a no. did these ( bleep )-- i think that's trademarked by delta gamma. ( laughter ). did-- really? you already read-- gotta tell you. the the internet moves fast! ( laughter ) did these guys pass anything of substance? >> this amendment will ensure that gun owners across the nation do not have their private gun owner information publicly released. >> the yays are 67, the nays are 30. the amendment is agreesed to. >> jon: we can't publish with gun owners live? what am i going to do with my new magazine "guns & addresses"? ( laughter ) look, agree or disagree with that provision, it turns out the only amendment we've within able to contradict is of in the post-newtown world is the first. >> i find it so incredibly ironic that its proponents thinks these weapons are a problem in the hands of law-abiegd citizens, but apparently see no problem with the same weapons being galorified in hollywood movies or video games, where the game is interacti
NBC
Apr 18, 2013 4:30am PDT
people can be on their side and the united states senate failed to reach 60 votes. >> the bill fell six votes short of passing. this morning, the families and the president are vowing to try again. >> the man suspected of kidnapping and killing morgan hill teenager sierra lamar, antoine garcia torres is scheduled for a plea hearing. his plea has been delayed several times recently because of technical problems with dozens of photo discs and interview discs which prosecutors gave to the defense team. the defense says it does not want to enter a plea until it understands exactly what evidence the prosecution has. garcia torres being charged with kidnapping and murder in the disappearance of sierra lamar. that happened last year. her body has yet to be found. >> it is 4:49. oakland police hope that surveillance video will help catch a child molester. take a good look. the man seen running in this video is believed to have attacked a 7-year-old girl last saturday. police say the man posed as a maintenance worker to get into an apartment on oak and tenth street. police say at some point,
MSNBC
Apr 18, 2013 6:00am PDT
ever gets to a united states senator's office, united states congressman's office or the president of the united states. the fact that it was discovered and is this a case of the system working? >> after september 11th, 2001, there were many changes that the public sees and many they don't. one of the more fundamental ones because of the anthrax incident was channeling all of that mail through a separate facility to detect for these kinds of pois n poisons and toxic chemicals. wi it's one of the many changes that make us a more resilient country. >> how much do we not learn about sometimes? is this a case where this would have been something we may not have learned about but because of what happened in boston everybody is on higher alert? >> i remember vividly i got sworn in on october 8th by then there had been several anthrax attacks and several thereafter. one of the first problems we had was the fact the field tests were inferior and a lot of false positives. horrible hoaxes. i would like to think in intervening ten years the fields tests and it seems from what i heard that field
MSNBC
Apr 18, 2013 3:00am PDT
states senate and that leads to the second point. the united states senate is a broken institution. several weeks ago, the vice president of the united states and john lewis stood at the bridge in selma, alabama, commemorating a horrific event there in the 1960s. at that time the united states senate was controlled by democrats. russell long of louisiana and many others. had they been in the united states senate today, had they operated then the way the united states senate operates today, the civil rights legislation of 1964, the voting rights act of 1965 would not have been passed. 50 plus one is a majority. not 60 votes. >> all right. >> you know, mika, i've got to go back to the beginning of this session. there was a lot of talk about filibuster reform. i was out there talking about the need for filibuster reform. for whatever reason, the democrats didn't push. i remember saying it. the day they made the rules to get rid of the filibuster, make 50 plus one pass, if they had made that decision when they set up the senate, then this bill would have passed. i got to say just reall
MSNBC
Apr 17, 2013 6:00pm PDT
president of the united states. newtown families and tucson survivors standing with the president at the white house when he made those remarks. many of them today were looking on in the senate as the background checks bill was filibustered. there's a lot to explain what happened there in that story and what happens next. this is, clearly, the biggest policy story in this president's second term thus far, by far it is. but also in the midst of all of this, still today, the country is riveted to the continuing news out of boston after the bombing of the boston marathon two days ago. the first thing you need to know what happened today in the news about boston is some of what you may have heard today out of boston was flat-out wrong. >> again, i have a boston source, fran townsend has a second source, in fact, an arrest has been made on wednesday. here's what fran's source said, an arrest has been made based on two different videos showing images of the suspect. i was told the video enhancement showed a dark-skinned male placing the package at the second explosion site and backing away. >> an arrest has been made, a dark-skinned male placing the package and backing away. everybod
CBS
Apr 17, 2013 5:30pm PDT
massacre has been scuttled in its entirety by the united states senate. moments ago, standing with parents from newtown, connecticut, the president railed against the senate. >> so, all in all, this was a pretty shameful day for washington. but this effort is not over. i want to make it clear to the american people, we can still bring about meaningful changes that reduce gun violence so long as the american people don't give up on it. >> pelley: of course, opponents of gun control are elated by the decision, and we will start our coverage with chip reid at the capitol. >> on this vote, the yays are 54, the nays are 46. >> reporter: for supporters of gun control, including vice president joe biden, it was a major defeat. they fell short of the 60 votes needed to adopt an amendment requiring background checks for people who buy guns at gun shows and over the internet. under current law, background checks are required only for sales handled by licensed gun dealers. 60 votes were required because that is what it would take to overcome a republican-led filibuster. all but four republicans oppos
CSPAN
Apr 16, 2013 9:00am EDT
. so that how the united states treated people that were held in this custom, which was mobilized to deal with the global terrorist threat. on taking office, president obama declined to undertake an official study of what happened. senator leahy introduced legislation to establish a truth commission, and congress failed to act on it. so in many respects, this task force, this report is the comprehensive examination of the treatment of suspected terrorists that official washington has been reluctant to conduct. task force members believe that having an understanding of what occurred during this period of serious threat and willingness to acknowledge any shortcomings strengthen the nation and equip us to better cope with any future crises. it knowing what happened, our reputation, as an exemplary practitioner of the rule of law, will clearly be damaged. the task force is made up of as jenny said, a broad cross-section of folks have been in government, who understand government, who understand military, who understand the role of intelligence. the bios are in your folder but i would like to take just a minute to introduce them at this time. dr. gerald thomson, the former, our professor emeritus at lumbee university school of med
FOX News
Apr 17, 2013 3:00pm PDT
minority in the united states senate decided it was not worth it. they blocked common sense gun reforms even while the families looked on from the senate gallery. >> a big loss for president obama and big loss from the fam faps from newtown who traveled to washington to lobby lawmakers and they lost on the big amendment that was agreed to by democrat manchin and republican toomey. republicans that voted yes, toomey and kirk and collins from maine and mccain from arizona. democrats who voted no. hicamp from north dakota. prior from arkansas . begas from alaska and baucus and reid. >> at the white house it was technically more bipartisan. even hoe harry reid did vote the way he did. i was struck by the want president's comments just before we went on air when he let loose on with a tirade. now, i don't think it was likely anyway. but the president is not -- and that is the way he attacks today . if you read the president's comments simply on the attack of the fellow red state demdements. it is a searing indictment of them and the politics and character and integrity and makes you wonder w
CSPAN
Apr 16, 2013 8:00pm EDT
themselves to at least engage in this debate on the floor of the united states senate. what about background checks on the second amendment? the gun lobby argues background checks are unconstitutional, given that justice scalia made it clear in the heller decision on the second and they said basically the second amendment is a personal right to bear arms, not the right of a militia, which it then argued for years. scalia said in that decision laws imposing qualifications on the sale of arms are presumptively lawful. there's no doubt at least in scalia's mind that a background check is consistent with the second amendment. the gun lobby also argues background checks are in effect is. you've heard this argument, how do you? all the law-abiding citizens who live by them, but the criminals won't. nearly 2 million prohibited purchasers have been blocked from buying a gun since background checks went into effect. there is so careless they try to buy a gun anyway. the argument that is why are there so many gun crimes committed? well, because they get done through other means, which is an
Current
Apr 18, 2013 5:00pm PDT
families were being used as props by this president. >> let me tell you who is using the united states senate and those who didn't vote. you're right. lots of well-meaning people yesterday voted their conscience and voted the right way. but the nra uses the senate and they threaten individuals. and people succumb to those threats. the good people of sandy hook didn't do any threatening of people. they pleaded for the help for themselves and in memory of their children and they pleaded for help for the rest of the country. it is the nra who threatened people with a primary or with their election results. they are the people who are abusing the process and unfortunately, there were those who listened to them yesterday and said no, no! you are not going to use me. i am going to do the right thing by people in the united states of america. and i'm going to do the right thing by our children in protecting their lives. that's the job i was sent here to do. that's what the people of my community are asking me to do. that's what i believe in my heart and in my conscience is the right direction. >> john:
CNBC
Apr 17, 2013 12:00pm EDT
, sent -- or detected by capitol police that was sent to a united states senator. that, also, has been -- is the subject of the investigation by the fbi. and for more information about these matters, i refer you to the fbi. the president, i'm sure, you'll ask this, the president has, of course, been briefed on these letters. he was briefed last night and again this morning. secondly, there is obviously a lot of interest in the explosions in boston, and i wanted to make clear, as you heard from the president yesterday, that our hearts and prayers go out to the victims and to their families who were injured. those who were injured as well as killed in this heinous and cowardly act. the full weight of the federal government is behind this investigation, which is being led by the fbi. and as the president said, we will find out who did this. we will find out why. and we will bring those responsible to justice. with that said, it is very important that we allow this investigation to run its full course and to ensure that we retain the integrity of that investigation. therefore, on matters r
SFGTV2
Apr 18, 2013 12:44am PDT
. we have a lot of discussion, senator franken and others have introduced bills in the united states senate to address precisely the questions that you are asking, governor, and we have supported them and we continue to look forward -- as a prosecutor i always want more tools. you know, i see a problem out there and i want to have the tools to fix it. we passed a hate crimes law in 2009 that enables us to work with local law enforcement in much more effective ways to combat hate crimes including but not limited to lgbt motivated violence. so we'd love to have more tools. but, you know, with the tools that we currently have, we're doing as much as we can and i think ruslyn's point about the uptick in the number of complaints we're both receiving, i'm not sure that necessarily reflects, as ruslyn correctly pointed out, that there's an uptick in violence. the doctrine of futility often resulted in less complaints being seen. i think there's a commitment in the federal level to doing our level best on these issues. >> tom, you talk about tools. ruslyn, what kind of tools, part of this is raising a
MSNBC
Apr 17, 2013 9:00am PDT
united states senator. that also is the subject of the investigation by the fbi. and for more information about these matters, i refer you to the fbi. the president i'm sure you'll ask this, the president of course has been briefed on these letters. he was briefed last night and against this morning. secondly, there is obviously a lot of interest in the explosions in boston, and i wanted to make clear, as you heard from the president yesterday, that our hearts and prayers go out to the victims and to their families who were injured. those who were injured as well as killed in this heinous and cowardly act. the full weight of the federal government is behind this investigation, which is being led by the fbi, and as the president said, we will find out who did this, we will find out why, and we will bring those responsible to justice. that said, it is very important that we allow this investigation to run its full course and to ensure that we retain the integrity of that investigation. therefore, on matters related to the investigation, i would direct you to the fbi. as you know
ABC
Apr 16, 2013 5:30pm PDT
hour. a letter addressed to a united states senator was intercepted, found to contain a deadly poison. the news is still coming in and pierre thomas has all the late-breaking details right now out of washington. pierre? >> tonight the senate is on high alert after a letter bound for one of its members was intercepted because it may have been tainted with poison. sources are telling us tonight a letter addressed to mississippi senator roger wicker tested positive for ricin in a field test in maryland. the letter was post marked memphis, tennessee. tonight there's no information on who may have sent it. ricin is der reiffed from caster beans and can be lethal if ingested or inhaled. field tests to detective it are unreliable. a source tells us the letter is tested again in a laboratory to get a definitive result. the package was intercepted and never reached the capital complex. still, additional security is being put in place. all mail to capitol hill has been stopped. such scares have happened in washington before. in 2004, a letter containing ricin powder shut down three senat
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